Erm, who knew coconut could taste so good?! Not me. I thought I didn’t really like coconut. I remember gnawing on hard pieces from the coconuts that my parents occasionally bought home, but I think the attraction was really in the process of breaking into it in the first place!
Any other experiences with coconut have mainly been the good old desiccated form, sprinkled on cakes and slices. Although I do recall slices of banana rolled in desiccated coconut and served by my mum with her homemade curry. Perhaps I’m making that up?!
If you happen to follow Tully & Mishka on Instagram, you’ll have no doubt seen some posts that demonstrate my growing fondness for the humble little coconut. I was seeing posts and photos all over the interweb, with people singing it’s praises. And when I read Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar*, there was a lot of delicious sounding recipes and some information about it’s health benefits included. So I decided to see what the fuss was all about.
Now I have no qualifications when it comes to health/nutrition, and I know that some people feel that both coconut and quitting sugar is the latest fad that people are on. So all I will say is do your own reading on both subjects and see what you think. A lot of the information rang true for me, and I have decided to incorporate some of the priniciples into our family menu.
And besides, coconut butter is delicious! I use the Loving Earth variety, which you can buy here.* I’ve tried a few different recipes so far and really enjoyed them, and making my own adjustments to them. I’ll post some of these soon.
But I’d like to know – do you use coconut? Does it all seem just a fad to you? Let me know what you think!
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